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Blue Ribbon Apple Cake

Jennie Wilburn of Long Creek, Oregon credits, "A friend from New Hampshire gave me this recipe for her cake, which took a blue ribbon at the county fair."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a bowl, combine flour, 2 cups sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine eggs, oil, orange juice and vanilla; add to flour mixture and mix well.
  • In a bowl, toss apples with cinnamon and remaining sugar. Spread a third of the batter into a greased 10-in. tube pan. Top with half the apples. Repeat layers. Carefully spread remaining batter over apples.
  • Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack; cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 353 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Dorothy
    Nov 3, 2016

    Best apple cake ever!!! The only one I have made for years. My daughter just requested it for her "birthday cake", it's that good.

  • CyndiPn
    Dec 4, 2013

    I have been making this cake for years; since I found it in a Taste of Home magazine back in the 90's. It gets awesome reviews and I personally LOVE it!! I make the cake itself exactly as directed. Sometimes I dust it with powdered sugar and sometimes I do a simple milk/powdered sugar glaze.

  • dkjfamily
    Jan 14, 2013

    I love apple pie so I was a little hesitant about making this cake. I'm glad I decided to make it anyway. We loved it.

  • sassyboots
    Jan 11, 2012

    Greatest Apple Cake I've ever made.

  • joyriver
    Oct 21, 2009

    I forgot to click on the stars - would rate 5 star!

  • joyriver
    Oct 21, 2009

    This cake is delicious and very moist. I added some chopped walnuts over the apple slices and liked the addition. This was raved over by guests. It kept moist for several days.